India’s gold demand grew by 9.1 per cent to 727 tonne in 2017 due to low prices coinciding with Dhanteras, positive economic backdrop and improved consumer sentiment especially in rural areas, according to a World Gold Council (WGC) report.
The total demand stood at 666.1 tonnes in 2016, WGC said in its latest Gold Demand Trends report.
“The demand was mainly driven by jewellery, which grew as GST stabilised, stock markets performed well and GDP growth leading to better economy and consumer sentiment, particularly in the rural areas, as the effect of demonetisation wore off,” WGC Managing Director, India, Somasundaram PR told PTI.
Also, the government’s decision to remove anti-money laundering regulation, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), from jewellery helped boost demand.
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The growth was mainly driven by jewellery demand in 2017, which was up by 12 per cent at 562.7 tonne compared to 504.5 tonne in 2016. In value terms jewellery demand was up 9 per cent at Rs 1,48,100 crore, from Rs 1,36,290 crore in 2016.
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FDx Advisors Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Public Service Co. (NYSE:PEG) by 15.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 36,891 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 6,935 shares during the quarter. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Public Service were worth $1,853,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
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